Self defence builds confidence and subsribe buttoncharacter, increases fitness, improving health and provides a fun, social environment for all people to find out what they are capable of.

Gain a huge sense of achievement as you develop your skills and learn how to prevent harm to yourself 17841676_10154984571211488_987325078_n.jpgand others, regardless of your size and strength, age or gender, without landing yourself on the wrong side of the law. 

Learn how the law works and about your armbarrights to defend yourself with reasonable force, as there are a lot of myths surrounding what you are and are not allowed to do. 

So come and train with me in a safe and friendly environment, build on your skills in an intelligent, reality based self-defence system built on rock solid principles, the club is in Pennington, in Lymington, Hampshire, but we offer places to anyone living in and around the New Forest. Get fit, get healthy and become the person you want to be.

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  • I have never felt physically strong and after being in a domestically violent relationship for many years I was never able to defend myself. Once I saw Close Combat was opening, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to learn the skills and techniques to be able to defend myself, I am learning that you don’t need to be strong, just have the knowledge. I have been there now for 3 months and feel that I have learnt a lot, David and Leighann have made me feel so relaxed and when I am confused about anything, they take their time to show students the moves repeatedly until they get it. It’s a great class with some incredible team mates who really support and encourage each other and in brilliant environment I really enjoy myself I’m proud to be part of Close Combat.

    Makeala, Pennington

  • “Being a newcomer to martial arts and self defence in general, I was slightly nervous about what to expect, but David pitches the lessons to the varied ability of the students very well. The small class size helps, as he always makes time for hands on instruction with each student. David’s style of instruction is clear and demonstrations of moves are always given with his training partner. The safety and comfort of students is always given high priority.”

    Angela, Lymington